I am still working on the idea of a YouTube vlog series on disability terminology. Sincere thanks to everyone who has sent me ideas on which words and terms to cover for each letter of the alphabet. Here is the list I have so far:
A Ableism, Accessibility, Advocacy
C Crip, Chronic Pain, Chronic Illness
D Disabled, Differently-Abled, Discrimination
E Erasure, Eugenics, Emotional Labor
F Functioning Labels
G Guide Dog
I Inspiration Porn, Independent Living, Intersectional
L Long Term Care
M Medical Model, Marginalized
O Oppression, Opioids, Outcomes
P Prejudice, Privilege
Q Quad Rugby
S Self Advocate, Social Model, Special Needs
T Transition, Transportation, Trauma
U Undue Burden, Universal Design
V Vocational Rehabilitation, Venn Diagrams
W Wheelchairs, Willowbrook, White Cane
There are still blanks to fill. Note also that I am planning on each episode covering no more than three words, so I won’t be able to cover every possible term. I will probably do Patreon-only episodes on any overflow terms, or terms that are heavily requested. Plus, i might do some biographical episodes for Patreon, on influential names in disability culture … alphabetically of course.
So when is all this going to happen?
I am hoping to record an introductory video this week, partly to promote the idea itself, and partly to experiment with the equipment and settings I’ve got, and practice editing. In the meantime, I still welcome feedback, technical advice, and of course more disability-related words and terms to fill in the alphabet.